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Bug#458385: New version of Artistic License

also sprach gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> [2009.08.29.1423 +0200]:
> As a first approach I've grepped thruugh the lintian lab:
> gregoa@bellini:/org/lintian.debian.org/laboratory/source$ egrep "(Artistic License (Version )*2|Artistic-2)" */debfiles/copyright | cut -f1 -d/ | uniq | wc -l
> 19
> I might have missed something but the number doesn't seem very high
> in any case.
> (Which is a pity, since I also feel that having Artistic-2 in
> common-licenses would be nice. Maybe later :)) 

All of my packages use the AL2 for packaging. Your numbers seem off.

I usually say

  Released under the terms of the Artistic Licence 2.0

and I link to

I vote for inclusion of the licence. It's well-established, and
I cannot think of negative effects. We're not suggesting to include
all OSI licences, just this one.

Also, the AL1 is only DFSG-free by overruling decision. The AL2
fixes that. It would be nice to make it easier, and give people an
incentive, to deprecate AL1 so we can actually increase freedom in

I thought I had filed a bug requesting the addition against
base-files 7-8 years ago, but I cannot find it.

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